degree day definition

  • noun:
    • A measure of heating or cooling, computed whilst the integral of a function of the time that typically varies with temperature.
    • A unit utilized in estimating the gasoline usage for a building; equal to the amount of degrees that the mean temperature, for a 24-hour time, is underneath the base temperature, usually 65F.
    • the afternoon upon which institution degrees tend to be conferred
    • a unit used in calculating gasoline requirements for warming a building

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